Kevin J. Adrian

Kevin J. Adrian

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St. Louis, MO 63101
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Saint Louis University (J.D., cum laude, 1998) with an Honors Certificate in Health Law
Northwestern University (B.S., 1995)  

Kevin J. Adrian is a principal with Brown & James, P.C., practicing in the firm’s St. Louis office. Mr. Adrian started with the firm in 1998, and became a principal partner with the firm in 2004. Mr. Adrian is the chair of the firm’s workers’ compensation practice.  

Mr. Adrian represents employers, businesses and insurers in all aspects of workers' compensation law and dispute resolution in Missouri and Illinois. He has represented clients in the retail, construction, manufacturing, nursing, shipping, transportation, educational and aviation sectors. His case experience ranges from minor injuries, such as lacerations and strains, to major claims involving amputations, toxic exposure, and fatalities. Mr. Adrian is a member of the Workers’ Compensation Steering Committee of ALFA International, a global legal network, and currently serves as the Chair for that group.

Mr. Adrian obtained his bachelor’s degree in biomedical engineering from Northwestern University in 1995, and his law degree from Saint Louis University School of Law in 1998. In addition to his workers’ compensation practice, Mr. Adrian has represented virtually every field of health care practice, including physicians, hospitals, nursing homes, dentists and pharmacies in both civil and regulatory matters. He has also worked extensively representing health care providers operating in the prison or correctional setting.

Bar Admissions
Missouri (1998)
Illinois (1999)
United States District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri (1999)
United States District Court for the Western District of Missouri (2005)
United States District Court for the Southern District of Illinois (2009)
United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit (2003)

Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent

Professional Affiliations

ALFA International - Workers' Compensation Practice Group, Chair

Speaking Engagements
  • Presenter, "Up in Smoke: An Overview of the Medical/Recreational Marijuana Issue in America," ALFA International Workers’ Compensation Memphis Regional Seminar, May 2019

  • Presenter, "Don't Bogart that Liability," ALFA International Transportation St. Louis Regional Seminar, February 2019

  • Presenter, "Prescription for Complications: The Impact of Missouri's New Medical Marijuana Law on Workplace and Injury Claims," Brown & James General Defense and Insurance Law Symposium, January 2019

  • Presenter, "The Interplay of Occupational Accident Insurance, Workers’ Compensation, and the Statutory Employee," ALFA International Webinar, September 2018 

  • ALFA International Workers' Compensation Practice Group Seminar, Program Chair (2015)

  • Presenter, “Prevention, Investigation and Prosecution of Fraud Claims,” ALFA International Workers’ Compensation Practice Group Seminar, 2014

  • Presenter, "Back to Basics, How to Utilize Your Defense Team," ALFA International Workers' Compensation Practice Group Seminar, 2011

  • Presenter, "Medical Malpractice Law and Practice in Missouri," National Business Institute, 2009

  • Presenter, "Legal Issues Faced by Behavioral Health Providers in Missouri," Lorman, 2006

  • Presenter, "Achieving Favorable Settlements in Missouri," National Business Institute, 2005

  • Presenter, "Advanced Issues in Missouri Medical Malpractice," National Business Institute, 2004

Authored chapter on legal issues in the treatment of thoracic outlet syndrome, Thoracic Outlet Syndrome, Karl A. Illig, et al. (May 2013)

Favorable Workers’ Compensation Decisions  
David W. Palmer v. International Paper #13WC004924 (IL)
Frontenac Surgery & Spine Care Center v. Zurich American Insurance Co. Med Fee#09-00274 (MO)
Lamesa Anderson v. Bi-State Development Agency #10-066733 (MO)
Dependents of Patrick Garcia v. AutoZone #12-100627 (MO)

Favorable Civil Verdicts  
Boaz v. American Multispecialty Group (2003) (MO)
Armbruster v. Microsurgery and Brain Research Institute (2005) (MO)
Houser v. Grewal (2005) (MO)

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